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  • Locations: Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Subjects Available: Art, Art History, Mediterranean Archaelogy Additional Program Requirements: 2.5 GPA, UAlbany students only
Credit Load: 3 Exchange Program: No
Faculty-Led: Yes! Internship Opportunity: Internships are available
Language of Instruction: English is the primary language of instruction Language Requirement: NO previous study required
Partner University: UAlbany CIEGS Program Advisor: Stokes, Jay
Program Description:
  NOTE: This program is NOT available for Summer 2018, but is expected to be offered again in the future.

Program Information | Requirements | Academics | Support Services | Housing | Cost Estimates | Resources

Program Information

This two week internship in historic preservation offers training in the conservation and restoration of ancient Roman mosaics from the Roman Imperial Palace in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia (the ancient Roman city of Sirmium).  The two week program takes place on site in Sremska Mitrovica.  The proposed dates for Summer 2016 are June 4 through June 18, 2016; with students requested to arrive at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on Saturday, June 4. Therefore, students should expect to depart from the U.S. on Friday, June 3 as it is usually an overnight flight to Serbia from the U.S.  

Students will be trained under the supervision of certified conservators from the Federal Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Monuments in Belgrade, Serbia.  The Faculty supervisor is Professor Michael Werner in the Department of Art and Art History, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, SUNY. The internship program is part of the Department's continuing effort to offer students practical experience in Art Conservation and Management. Academic credit is available and a certificate of conservation training will be provided at the end of the internship.
 
This program is offered in conjunction with the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant for mosaic conservation in the Roman Imperial Palace in Sremska Mitrovica (Roman Sirmium) awarded by the U.S. Department of State and grants from the federal Ministry of Culture, Republic of Serbia.  The City of Sremska Mitrovica is sponsoring the living expenses of the University at Albany students.

Please note: This program is contingent upon continued funding from the U.S. Department of State and the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Culture. 

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Requirements

Undergraduate students, especially majors and minors in Art History, are invited to apply.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required. In order to apply for this program, all applicants must complete the on-line application on this website (click on the 'Apply Now' button at the top or bottom of this page) and follow the instructions. In addition to the basic SUNY study abroad application, there is a separate (short) application for this specific internship opportunity that will appear as part of your online study abroad application.

This opportunity is for UAlbany students only.

For additional information, please contact Professor Werner at mwerner@albany.edu.
 
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Academics

Students earn 3 SUNY credits for this intensive 2 week experience. The credits earned can be equivalent to ARH 490 or CLA 490 (Internship in Art History) at the University at Albany. As the UAlbany faculty leader, Dr. Werner assigns a University at Albany grade upon completion of the internship.  It is expected that participants will also receive a Certificate of Conservation Training in Ancient Mosaic Preservation upon completion of the internship. This certificate will be provided by the Federal Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Belgrade, Serbia.

For additional information, please contact Professor Werner at mwerner@albany.edu.

General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits.  You may file a request to have additional courses approved. 

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Support Services

Logistical arrangements and on-site support will be provided by the UAlbany faculty leader, Professor Werner. Students will be supervised in the conservation laboratory by licensed conservators. Transportation to and from the Conservation Laboratory in the city center will be arranged each day for students residing in the dormitory. 

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Housing

The Municipality of Sremska Mitrovica, where this internship program is based, runs their own dormitory and cafeteria complex (http://www.domucenika-sm.edu.rs/).  Mitrovica is a regional education center and has experience with providing housing for out of town students. Students will have a choice of full or half pension arrangements and the cost of housing and meals in the cafeteria will be covered by the city of Sremska Mitrovica.  

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Costs

Local transportation (in Sremska Mitrovica), dormitory room, and meals (full or half pension) will be provided by the project sponsors in the city of Sremska Mitrovica. Students will be expected to pay for the cost of 3 credits of SUNY tuition, an administrative fee of $400, international insurance, round trip airfare to Belgrade, Serbia, and miscellaneous personal expenses.  

Please download the most recent estimate of costs for this program here: Serbia Art History faculty-led Summer 2016

Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid
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Resources

Click here to view the press coverage from the Summer 2014 experience! And click here to read more program highlights in the University at Albany 2014-15 research report (pages 22 and 23).

NOTE: This program is NOT available for Summer 2018, but is expected to be offered again in the future.
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.